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This course covers the entire photographic workflow in Apple Aperture, from import to enhancement to output. Author Derrick Story covers organizing image collections with star ratings, labels, and Smart Albums, and using the image editing tools to adjust exposure, retouch flaws, and correct color balance issues. And one of the most noteworthy features in Aperture is explored in detail: its ability to store video clips alongside the stills from digital cameras, then combine them to create stunning multimedia slideshows.
This course was updated on 10/03/12. Updated movies cover the features added through version 3.3, including Retina display support, iCloud photo sharing, streamlined integration with iPhoto, and much more.
I have talked about search in a lot of movies in reference to a specific thing that we are doing, but I thought it will be nice just to talk about the Search box in general. And that's what I am going to do right here. I'm going to my All Photos View, right here. And so, if you have a large Library, there is going to be a whole bunch of stuff in here. But I want to show you how powerful and how flexible search is in Aperture. So, we are going to go up to our Search box and we do that by clicking on this button right here. And this brings up our Search Filter.
Now you have some standard kind of things. Like you can search by various keywords. And it's instant - camping, hiking and all that kind of stuff. So, that's the sort of stuff that you would expect in a Search box. But Aperture has some real surprises, and that's what I want to show you right now. So, you go up here to Add Rule, and let's say that you want to search by a specific piece of EXIF data.
We will go there first. So, click on EXIF, and let's say that I want to know everything that I shot in my entire Library that was shot at ISO 400. I can do that. Look at all these different conditions. I have to Filter by. So, we'll go to ISO, and we will say ISO is, and we will say 400. And now we will hit the return key. All of these shots were captured at ISO 400.
And I go, "Oh. Well, oh, how about ISO 1600?" Hit return. All of these shots were captured at ISO 1600. You can just see, it's almost instantaneous. It's so fast. That was fun, so we Undo that. I want to show you a new rule. I want to show you the Adjustments Rule. So, this is great because we can search by work that we've done in Aperture. So, for instance, if I want to see everything that has been adjusted to Black & White, I can just choose that, right here.
Choose Black & White. And then if I want to see, I can add my EXIF to this. I'm going to just do 200. So, now anything that has either ISO 200 or Black & White will show up. If I wanted to see just shots that have ISO 200 and Black & White conversion, then I go up here and I go from Any to All. And we don't have anything that matches that specific thing, so let's try, ah, but we do at 100. There we go.
So, these shots have had a Black & White Adjustment applied, and they were captured at ISO 100. So, the real message here is to explore these Add Rules because they are a ton of them here, and there are all sorts of important things that you can search by. We've done Face. We've done Place. We can search by Rating. You can just do a flat-out text search. If you watch the captioning movie, then you'll know that that work that you do in captioning can be used right here, and you can search by any of those text strings in the captions.
You can search by Color Label, Date - you name it. It's basically everything you could ever think of is in here. If you get a collection that's important to you, that you want to hang onto, then all you have to do is just click the New Album with Current Images - we will do that right now. And then I would give the Album Name based on what the search was. So, we will say ISO 100 w/ BW Conv.
Just click OK, and there you go. Now the reason why this shows up here is because these two are connected in a Stack. And so since this guy is in the Stack, we get the whole Stack with that search. And if you wanted to have that all cleaned up, all you have to do is select this image here, go up to Stacks, make that your Pic, collapse your Stack, and then the world looks the way it should.
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